Sunday, October 4, 2015
ELA teacher vents about the new curriculum
From a reader, a veteran teacher in the district,
25 books for 80 kids.... each kid is supposed to have their own so that can make it home...the curriculum call for a portion of the reading to be done at home...so we are naturally way behind... and then demeaned by the district for being behind.
Unit 1 assessment.... literally makes no sense.... they hired some third graders to cut and paste in from Engage NY..... it was a disaster.
The time it takes to implement these lessons is actually double the time...everyone is behind...and everyone is getting crap form Bays (assistant superintendent) and her minions
Chris, I am not one of those complain about everything teachers...I work hard...I have one numerous awards for my teaching, but this new curriculum is BAD... I mean really, really bad.
Teachers are afraid to speak up and when they do, they get a visit from the district and they don’t come to offer support.